Hyoscyamus Niger is a plant. The leaf is used to make medicine. Don’t confuse henbane, sometimes called “fetid nightshade” or “stinking nightshade,” with bittersweet nightshade (Solanum dulcamara) or deadly nightshade (belladonna).



  • Spasms of the digestive tract, including the stomach and intestines.
  • Treating scar tissue, when the leaf oil is used on the skin.
  • Other conditions.


The homeopathic remedy iris is effective in treating vital symptoms, such as migraines and headaches that are accompanied by digestive problems, including acute diarrhea, nausea and/ or cholera. People who need this homeopathic medicine often endure blurred or loss of vision and extreme exhaustion prior to a migraine attack. The migraines generally occur in the temple or in the region of the eyes and are accompanied by thumping pain, vomiting, acute nausea and plenty of salivation. The headaches usually deteriorate when there is vomiting and normally occur once in a week. The homeopathic remedy Iris versicolor is also beneficial for patients who suffer from buzzing and/ or clatters in the ears, burning sensation in the throat with excessive secretion of saliva, facial neuralgia (raging darting pain and muscular trembling in the face), a burning sensation in the alimentary canal, constipation, vomiting and pains that shift from one place to another. People requiring Iris versicolor feel better when they are in constant motion, while their problems deteriorate during the evening and night and also when they take rest. People who respond best to this homeopathic medicine usually have a low mood. In addition, such people also frequently feel restive and discouraged.


  • Henbane is possibly safe for most people when taken by mouth for a short time with the help of a healthcare professional. Side effects include dry mouth, red skin,constipation, overheating, reduced sweating, vision disturbances, increased heart rate,urination problems, drowsiness, restlessness, hallucinations, delirium, manic episodes, and death.

    Henbane is UNSAFE when used for self-medication. Since henbane can be very toxic, the dose must be carefully chosen and side effects checked by a healthcareprofessional. Too much henbane can cause poisoning and death.

    Not enough is known about the safety of putting henbane oil on the skin.


  • Drying medications (Anticholinergic drugs) interacts with HENBANE
    Henbane contains chemicals that cause a drying effect. It also affects the brain and heart. Drying medications called anticholinergic drugs can also cause these effects. Taking henbane and drying medications together might cause side effects including dry skin, dizziness, low blood pressure, fast heartbeat, and other serious side effects.

    Some of these drying medications include atropine, scopolamine, and some medications used for allergies (antihistamines), and for depression (antidepressants).

Other names

Beleño, Careillade, Devil’s Eye, Fetid Nightshade, Fève à Cochons, Hen Bell, Herbe aux Engelures, Hog Bean, Hyoscyami Folium, Henbane, Jupiter’s Bean, Jusquiame, Jusquiame Noire, Khurasani-Ajavayan, Parasigaya, Poison Tobacco, Potelée, Stinking Nightshade, Tue Poule


Source: Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyoscyamus_niger

WebMD, http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-82-henbane.aspx?activeingredientid=82&activeingredientname=henbane




























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